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Katy Vernon performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Katy Vernon performs at Radio Heartland

Katy Vernon's new album is 'Suit of Hearts'; the songs on the album deal with sadness and regret, but when you listen, you hear a woman also finding strength and opening doors to a brighter future. Vernon and her band recently stopped in for a session at Radio Heartland.

Boston band Lula Wiles perform at Radio Heartland


Lula Wiles perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Eleanor Buckland, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin met at a fiddle camp in Maine; they continued playing together while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Together, they've formed the band Lula Wiles and are now touring in support of their album, 'What Will We Do.' Lula Wiles stopped at the Radio Heartland studio to play a session of tunes from the new record.

Watch a new video from The Last Revel: 'Roses'


The Last Revel

'Roses,' a new single from the Last Revel's forthcoming album, tackles seasonal depression from a partner's point of view. The song and its accompanying video masterfully capture the mood of an Upper Midwest winter.

Listen to a new track from Lee Henke, 'Take Me To The Movies'


Singer-songwriter Lee Henke (web crop)

Singer-songwriter Lee Henke's new song, 'Take Me To The Movies,' celebrates cinema's power to relieve mental anguish and to provide escape. The song is an early single from Henke's forthcoming album, 'Captain of the Ship,' anticipated for release in midsummer.

Mandolin Orange perform songs from 'Tides of a Teardrop' at Radio Heartland


Mandolin Orange's latest album, 'Tides of a Teardrop,' is taking the band on an ambitious tour across North America and Europe, capped with a date at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. On their third visit to Radio Heartland, the entire Mandolin Orange lineup joined us in studio to play songs from 'Tides of a Teardrop.'

Rachael Kilgour performs at Radio Heartland


Rachael Kilgour performs at Radio Heartland

Marking the release of her new EP, 'Game Changer,' singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour joins Radio Heartland's Mike Pengra in the studio to play songs from the new album and to talk about how those ideas came to life.

Chatham Rabbits taking measured leaps forward as their music career grows


Chatham Rabbits

Sarah and Austin McCombie are a North Carolina duo who comprise the emerging Americana act Chatham Rabbits. Just seven months into a full-time music career, they've released a debut album and have played a string of sold-out shows. 'As we grow, we're always looking to expand our reach,' Austin says. 'We want to grow organically and be smart about it.'

Radio Heartland's Favorite Albums of 2018


Radio Heartland 10th Birthday Celebration

As the year winds down, Radio Heartland Program Director Mike Pengra put together his list of 20 favorite albums of 2018. 'They are in alphabetical order because I couldn't begin to rank them,' Pengra explains, 'since that ranking would change from day to day, depending on my mood.' Mike Pengra also shares a pick for Song of the Year.

The Milk Carton Kids perform at Radio Heartland


The Milk Carton Kids perform at Radio Heartland

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale have been the duo the Milk Carton Kids since they began a few years ago, but on their latest record, they went big, hiring producer Joe Henry and bringing in a five-piece band to fill out the sound. The Milk Carton Kids recently visited Radio Heartland to play songs from the new album, titled 'All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn't Do.'